By Joanne R Rosenbaum. Wedding. At Thursday, December 06th 2018, 19:40:12 PM.
When purchasing sofas, you should first select one that is very durable and long lasting. After this, you should select based on comfort. Cushions should be supported by a system of springs. Hand-tied 8-way springs are your best bet, but serpentine work, too. Test springs by feeling them through any upholstery. High quality construction means springs close together.
If you want to save money on furniture, consider alternatives to traditional shopping. Goodwill stores sometimes have pieces. Check out yard and garage sales. Also peruse Craiglist or local Freecycle options. Any community of some size has a secondary market of furniture not on showroom floors. Even consider going to storage locker auctions. If you see a piece you like, talk to the winning bidder for that locker.
Pay attention to the legs of the piece of furniture you want to buy. Choose furniture with solid wooden legs. Make sure the legs are solidly connected to the piece of furniture and not simply glued. If you need a new sofa, try finding one with an additional leg in the middle for more support.